|“||Rooster, you reprobate!||„|
|~ Miss Hannigan furious at Rooster for attempting to have Annie killed.|
Rooster and Lily St. Regis are the secondary antagonists of the musical Annie and the 1982 film adaptation of the same name.
In the 1982 Columbia theatrical film version, Rooster was portrayed by Tim Curry (who later played many other villains that he voiced like Drake, Maestro Forte, Hexxus, Ben Ravencroft, Taurus Bulba, Mouse King, Philippe, Professor Calamitous and etc. and played Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Long John Silver, and Pennywise the Dancing Clown), and Lily was portrayed by Bernadette Peters. In the Disney version, Rooster was portrayed by Alan Cumming (who also played Boris Grishenko in Goldeneye, Fegan Floop in the Spy Kids franchise, Loki in Son of the Mask and the Bog King in Strange Magic), and Lily was portrayed by Kristin Chenoweth (who later played Gabi in Rio 2, Maleficent in Descendants and Velma Von Tussle in the 2016 NBC musical telecast of Hairspray). in the 2021 NBC Live show, Rooster was portrayed by Tituss Burgess, while Lily was portrayed by Megan Hilty.
In the 1982 version, Rooster is a con artist and he has escaped from prison, and he and his new wife Lily pay his sister Agatha Hannigan a visit hoping to get money from her. When she refuses to give them money, they steal from her.
They later try to defraud Annie and Daddy Warbucks by pretending to be the Mudges, Annie's birth parents; they plan to kill Annie and collect the life insurance. The ruse works on Daddy Warbucks, who writes them a check for a large amount of money, but Annie is not fooled and, eventually, escapes from them and rips it up. Rooster wants to kill her. Miss Hannigan tries to stop him, but then he punches her then goes on to try to kill Annie. Rooster is about to catch Annie (who has escaped onto the drawn B&O Bridge). When Rooster slides back down (due to Punjab knocking him after catching Annie), Miss Hannigan redeems herself and beats him with her purse. Rooster and Lily are then arrested. They do not appear in Annie: A Royal Adventure in 1995, suggesting that they are still in prison for their kidnapping plot.
In the 1999 film version, Miss Hannigan and Rooster (pretending to be Annie's parents, the "Mudges," after cutting Lily out of the deal) try to get her, but Lily has to stay behind and watch the orphans. She reveals to the orphans the truth (after being blackmailed by them into revealing what would happen to Annie right after accidentally revealing the secret). Lily, Rooster, and Miss Hannigan are arrested by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Secret Service.
- Although Rooster and Lily are the secondary antagonists, they turn out to be more dangerous than Miss Hannigan, most notably in the 1982 film. This is because unlike Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily secretly plan to kill Annie.
- They are not featured in the 2014 version of Annie. Instead, they are replaced with the unnamed fake parents.